Mining has become a controversial industrial practice and yet metals are so much part of our daily experience that we no longer even notice how extensive our use of these materials are. Can we imagine living without metals?
Mining has become a controversial industrial practice and yet metals are so much part of our daily experience that we no longer even notice how extensive our use of these materials are. How can we imagine living without metals? However what are mega mining projects doing to our environment?
CitizenShift and Institut du Nouveau Monde are seeking stories under various forms (articles, photos, podcasts, videos) to expose every aspect of mining exploration and exploitation, as well as the use of these metals in our daily lives.
Yes. The gold mine. They plan on killing the trees and digging a huge pit. They will drain many lakes and poison the fishes.
That old mime is terrible! What does he have against Hugh Grant and Brad Pitt, though. I don't really like the snakes, but he shouldn't mess with the dishes.
What are you talking about? It's a gold mine! Gold! Gold! Gold! Mine! Mine! Mine!
Okay! Okay! I get it, you want the gold. I hear they have to dig big holes in the ground to get the gold. I wonder if that's bad for the environment?
Of course it is, you idiot! It's a hugh pitt... I mean giant hole in the ground!
Like the Grand Canyon?
No. Much worse! There are toxins that leak out of the ground when they mine.
I hate you. You're not even listening to me. When they dig a hole in the ground, sometimes the rocks they take out leak poisonous material into the water. Habitats are destroyed.
I ate too. I do hear a whistling, now that you mention it. These rockstars, they're as bad as the old mime. Maybe if they had good science to keep the bad rockstars from wrecking all those hats. I like hats.
Let me spell it out for you. Gold. Mine. Hole. Ground. Poison. Dead. Fish.
Oh I love those bands! I saw them last summer at the old minesite festival. They call it Acid Rock Brain Drainage. You should come next year. I'd recommend wearing hearing protection.